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Four Seasons Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 545 students

 

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Posted June 7, 2013

This school is very good! My son was on ECI under Ms. J. and Miss A and they did a great job.I have seen great progress with my son.Sending him to the school was the best decision ever.The security was also impressive. -- B D
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

we love the school, teacher work really hard and the principal is the best. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

Principal is the best in the county, terrific management and relationship with teachers and students. Turnover is low because teachers love working there!
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Posted September 29, 2010

This a wonderful school! Would not send my kids anywhere else. Teachers and staff are top notch. The PTA is great too!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

it is a school that helps kids reach their full potential, invites parents to participate and really cares about everyone
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Posted June 5, 2010

This is a fabulous school! I could not have hoped for a better elementary experience for my daughter!
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Posted June 9, 2009

I have 3 words....LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! My daughter used to go to PO and we love this school so much better. The Principal and VP are a strong team that are very easy to talk to and approach. The PTA is great and put on a lot of fun events for the children. I would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

The principal, assistant principal, and most of the teachers are exceptional. However, this school has an 'open' format which can be extremely distracting for a child with ADHD. Communication is great, as long as the parent keeps requesting it. This school as excellent scores on standardized tests, which unfortunately leads many of the classes to push through material very quickly. I have found in the 3 years that my son has been a student here, his academic success has relied heavily on our ability as parents to spend large amounts of time going over material that was covered quickly in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

This year my third child will graduate from Four Seasons Elementary and I couldn't be more pleased with the experiences we have had with this school. The academics (including the recent addition of the Talent Development Program) have given my kids the foundation to take honors and AP level classes in middle and high school. The loving support of the principal and teachers includes an strong emphasis on personal responsibility and respect for others, making all students feel safe and important. From kindergarten through 5th, we have had outstanding teachers, interesting projects and field trips, special programs (DARE, Drown-Proofing, Arlington Echo), and strong extra-cirrucular activities (student government, mural project, talent show, family fun night, bring parent to school day, etc.) A wonderful school with lots of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Great school with excellent teachers. Academic programs and classrooms are tailored to children's academic level. Lots of parent support and involvement.
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Posted June 10, 2005

My son was a student of the ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) Program. The kind of care, attention, education, and downright love he received from his teachers still amazes me. He couldn't wait to go to school each day. The enormous developmental advances my son has made are largely to the patience and persistence of his teachers. I highly recommend Four Seasons to any parent searching for an excellent Elementary school!
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Posted December 13, 2004

A really great school, the staff is very involved. The teachers and principal work very hard to recognize each individual student. My daughter loves going to school and loves all of her teachers. I couldn't be more pleased with the learning environment. The principal is one of a kind as are the art, pe, music and computer teachers and the librarian. It's so nice to send my daughter to a school she loves and where she is loved.
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Posted April 2, 2004

I have had three children pass through Four Seasons Elem. The pricipal, teachers and staff are outstanding! My children are excited about learning and have received a great education!
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Posted August 25, 2003

This principal treats the students as if they were her own. She gets the teachers excited about their school as well.There is an incredible emphasis on safety and respect for others. Academically my kids are doing above average and are getting a well rounded education.
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Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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99%

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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93%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

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94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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100%

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94%

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97%

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

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80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 42%
Black 14% 35%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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979 Waugh Chapel Rd
Gambrills, MD 21054
Phone: (410) 222-6501

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